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Love at First Bite (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 27 April 1979 (USA)
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This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles ... See full summary »

Director:

Stan Dragoti

Writers:

Robert Kaufman (screenplay), Robert Kaufman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hamilton ... Count Dracula
Susan Saint James ... Cindy Sondheim
Richard Benjamin ... Dr. Jeff Rosenberg
Dick Shawn ... Lt. Ferguson
Arte Johnson ... Renfield
Sherman Hemsley ... Reverend Mike
Isabel Sanford ... Judge
Barry Gordon ... Flashlight Vendor
Ronnie Schell ... Guy in Elevator
Bob Basso Bob Basso ... T.V. Repairman
Bryan O'Byrne ... Priest
Michael Pataki ... Mobster
Hazel Shermet Hazel Shermet ... Lady in Elevator
Stanley Brock ... Cab Driver
Danny Dayton ... Billy
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Storyline

This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Love is Always Better The Second Bite Around! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The newspaper headline read: "BLOOD BANK ROBBED OF 200 GALLONS". See more »

Goofs

Ar one point, Dr. Rosenberg prefaces his comments to Cindy with the words, "The first time this happened..." A few seconds later he refers to another incident with the preface, "The time before that..." This is chronologically contradictory. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Count Dracula: Shh! Children of the night, shut up!
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Alternate Versions

Commercial TV broadcasts change change Dracula's line "I don't drink wine, and I don't smoke shit" (referring to a character offering him a joint) to the nonsensical "I don't drink wine, and I don't smoke sssssssssss...." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: Fangs for the Memories (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly by Night
Words and Music by Charles Bernstein, Joe Long, Steve Hines
Performed by Patricia Hodges
Produced by Joe Long and Robbie Adcock for Rolling Coaster Productions
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User Reviews

 
Got the Dracula thing right!
30 October 2004 | by marykateanswer42See all my reviews

I'm big on the older vampire films--Bela Lugosi, Frank Langella (although Gary Oldman was darned sexy). "Love at First Bite" was a brilliant spoof of the original Dracula. The update of Dracula in New York has been redone many times but not as well as this. Okay, it's a little dated with the disco vibe and the clothing, but George Hamilton's campy accent and deep Dracula gaze were perfect. The writer and George Hamilton had obviously studied the Bela Lugosi version carefully, and there are many references to famous lines, e.g., "I never drink...wine." Reviewers who knock this movie don't know the source material very well. Richard Benjamin, Artie Johnson, and Susan St. James were a great supporting cast.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula Sucks See more »

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Gross USA:

$43,885,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,885,000
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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